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Title: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: Gürkan Yeniçeri on October 28, 2009, 11:03:18 PM
The next house we are going to build will be designed by me and my wife. I would like to have a dedicated basement; half for cheese making and the other half for aging so that I won't be occupying kitchen space and get to make big cheeses (hopefully).

Apart from the equipments that I need, how would you design something like this? What percentage of area should go for making and aging? What are the pitfalls? What are the key points? What sort of space required for the fridge equipment that cools the aging room? Is there a CAD drawing somewhere? How do you keep it clean and hygienic? What are the drainage, air conditioning, venting, emergency requirements etc?
Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: linuxboy on October 28, 2009, 11:23:11 PM
Hi,

Please have a look at my post here: http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,1780.0.html (http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,1780.0.html)


Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: Gürkan Yeniçeri on October 29, 2009, 04:50:25 PM
Linuxboy, you rock, god save open source...

I searched the forums but didn't find yours. Sorry to ask this question again...
Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: linuxboy on October 29, 2009, 05:00:26 PM
Hope that helps. In your design, make sure to include:

- Air circulation
- Air exchange, so cheese gases can be vented
- Temp control
- Humidity control
- Cleaning and sanitation design, and shelf space
- Possibly partitions if you're making multiple types of cheese
- Ceiling design so water doesn't drip from the ceiling.
Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: linuxboy on October 29, 2009, 05:10:21 PM
I've done some construction before, so feel free to post back if you have questions.
Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: Gürkan Yeniçeri on October 29, 2009, 08:30:13 PM
Thanks Linuxboy,

Whe it comes to planning it, I will definetly contact with you.
Title: Re: Cheese Cave plans
Post by: Tomer1 on June 26, 2012, 12:44:36 PM
Be sure to leave the other half for winemaking :P